Thanks to our partnership with the Indianapolis Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, we had excellent media coverage of our presentation Tuesday, February 10th at the Regional Operations Center.
OneIndy targets 9 elementary schools and 6 high schools in the six focus neighborhoods identified by DPS as places where you are six hundred percent more likely to be a victim of crime.
Four youth from our programs at John Marshall High School and Crispus Attucks High School delivered powerful messages for our community.
From the IndyStar’s Robert King:
Groves, a 16-year-old student at John Marshall, said the pressures he and other teen boys face — “to do a certain thing, to act a certain way” — are hard to resist. Don’t do those things and others can make you feel “lame,” he said. He’s managed the feat through his volunteering with the Peace Learning Center, but it hasn’t been easy.
“Bascially,” he said, “you’re scared to be different.”
Check-out the excellent media coverage we received:
RTV Channel 6 news – The Indy Channel: http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/oneindy-program-aims-to-stop-youth-violence
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